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July 1991

Gax Collagen as an Adjunctive Measure for the Incontinent Myomucosal Shunt

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Laennec Hospital (Drs Brasnu, Laccourreye, and Menard), and the Faculty of Medicine, Necker Enfants Malades (Drs Brasnu and Laccourreye), Paris, France; and the Joint Center for Otolaryngology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital, and the Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass (Dr Strome). Dr Weinstein was a clinical fellow at Laennec Hospital and is now with the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117(7):767-768. doi:10.1001/archotol.1991.01870190079016

• Clinically important aspiration following the creation of a phonatory myomucosal shunt has occurred in 16% of our cases. Gax collagen was used in three cases therapeutically with excellent results. We report the technique used, the properties that make it efficacious, and the case specifics.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117:767-768)

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